14 November 2016, USA:
Mark Zuckerberg is upset that Facebook is blamed for the US Election news, Content that the social website produces, showcases, is questionable and the biased news feed as well. So to clear all the doubts what Zuckerberg did? He used the same platform.
Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “After the election, many people are asking whether fake news contributed to the result, and what our responsibility is to prevent fake news from spreading. These are very important questions and I care deeply about getting them right.”
He added, “Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99% of what people see is authentic. Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes. The hoaxes that do exist are not limited to one partisan view, or even to politics. Overall, this makes it extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election in one direction or the other.”
He backed Facebook saying, “Overall, I am proud of our role giving people a voice in this election. We helped more than 2 million people register to vote, and based on our estimates we got a similar number of people to vote who might have stayed home otherwise. We helped millions of people connect with candidates so they could hear from them directly and be better informed. Most importantly, we gave tens of millions of people tools to share billions of posts and reactions about this election.”
Apparently, Even the outgoing President Barack Obama isn’t happy either. He raised concerns about Facebook’s role in spreading false information during the election. There were stories that an FBI agent who was investigating Hillary Clinton’s usage of private email server had killed himself (It was proven as a fake news!). So what we as literate people can do is check the source before sharing anything on the social media, make sure the information is correct before we ‘Share’ or pass on! Image- wired.it